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24 Jun 2021

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Powerful film viewing unlocks opportunities to support care experienced young people

Professionals working with Sutton’s children looked after had the opportunity to view the critically acclaimed short film ‘Be-Longing’ directed by Mike McKenzie.  Sutton Virtual School staff who watched the film were impressed at the emotional and poignant story of a child in care.  The film skilfully challenges professionals to continually consider the impact of decision […]

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22 Jun 2021

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Local Resolution events in July

Cognus are holding a series of events to promote routes for local resolution for parents and carers.  The aim of these sessions, is to support families to have the right conversations at the right time, to improve communication and outcomes for children, young people and families at the earliest opportunity. Sessions will be held: 9th […]

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21 Jun 2021

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Measuring the Financial Capability of 4, 5 and 6 Year old Children 

Nicholas English from the Educational Psychology Service was commissioned by the Money and Pensions Service (MaPS), to be a part of a workshop exploring what is possible, in terms of measuring and recording financial capability and meaningful financial education for children of four, five and six years of age and their primary carers.   This […]

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18 Jun 2021

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Cognus Education Safeguarding Manager visits the KMTV Studios at The University of Kent (Medway)

On May 28th, Hayley Cameron, Education Safeguarding Manager, was invited along to the KMTV Studio in Medway, to record a visual podcast on the topic of learning from serious case reviews, with a focus on multi-agency working. With poor multi-agency working being referenced time and time again within child protection cases and serious case reviews, […]

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16 Jun 2021

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Supporting practitioners and parents to meet the needs of young people with SEND in Sutton’s education settings

“It’s the best job in the world, but one of the hardest, loneliest, most misunderstood roles in a school.” – Helen Curran, Bath Spa University. SENCOs and parents now have access to a new resource to provide guidance and information for those working to meet the needs of children and young people with SEND in […]

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14 Jun 2021

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Traveller Pupil is top of the class! 

As part of an initiative funded by the Department for Education in response to Covid-19, St Elphege’s RC Infant School were offered access to a programme called Nuffield Early Language Intervention (NELI).   The programme is designed for Reception pupils and involves providing targeted small group and one-to-one support for children who would benefit from additional support with their language […]

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10 Jun 2021

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Making Music with Students with PMLD

Sutton Music Service’s mission is to provide access to music in all its forms for every young person in the borough.    With support and training from Open Orchestras, SMS has been working with Sherwood Park School (an all-age foundation special school) to create an orchestra accessible to young disabled people.    The sessions take place each […]

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10 Jun 2021

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Executive functions: emotional control and response inhibition

Sasha-Gay Brown (Trauma and Attachment Advisor, Virtual School) and Dr Kate Payne (Educational Psychologist) introduce two components of executive functions: emotional control and response inhibition. ‘Emotional control’ is the capacity to manage emotions and feelings to respond appropriately. ‘Response inhibition’ is the capacity to think before acting. Some children or young people may have difficulty […]

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